Running time

Nothing to regret …

it’s just the running time

and we are thick smoke

that stays behind.

The life that whistles

climbing over a world

that gets old with us,

but he will resist us.

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(Nulla da rimpiangere…

è solo il tempo che corre

e noi siamo fumo denso

che rimane indietro.

La vita che fischia

scavalcando un mondo

che invecchia con noi,

ma lui, a noi, resisterà.)

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Slowbalisation

The steam has gone out of globalization

Il vapore ( la forza motrice, la spinta propulsiva) è uscito dalla globalizzazione

Le tensioni commerciali odierne stanno aggravando un cambiamento che è stato in atto dalla crisi finanziaria nel 2008-09

Today’s trade tensions are compounding a shift that has been under way since the financial crisis in 2008-09.

Un nuovo modello del commercio mondiale sta diventando più chiaro, così come lo sono i suoi costi

A new pattern of world commerce is becoming clearer—as are its costs

Romano Pisciotti: ” Ora paghiamo l’euforia della globalizzazione,  della finanzia fantasiosa e della perdita della sovranità degli Stati a favore delle multinazionali. Dal miraggio del low cost e dal dissennato aumento di volumi produttivi, stiamo passando all’alto costo della slowbalisation che pagheremo in termini di ulteriore perdita di posti di lavoro, potere d’acquisto e di…libertà e democrazia. Occorre ridare subito valore all’industria, agli Stati e favorire chi investe a lungo termine; occorre abbandonare i falsi miti e i facili guadagni derivanti da speculazioni economiche e favorire investimenti industriali sostenibili e adeguatamente accompagnati da piani sociali.”

“Now we pay the euphoria of globalization, fanciful financing and the loss of sovereignty of States in favor of multinationals. From the low cost mirage and the senseless increase in production volumes, we are moving to the high cost of slowbalisation that we will pay in terms of further loss of jobs, purchasing power and … freedom and democracy: it is necessary to immediately restore value to industry, to states favoring those who invest in the long term, we must abandon the false myths and the easy profits deriving from speculations economic, sustainable industrial investments must be encouraged and adequately accompanied by social plans. “

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Cina: il lato oscuro

Sonda cinese atterra per la prima volta sul lato oscuro della Luna: La sonda Chang’e-4 è atterrata «con successo» ….e noi non abbiamo ancora capito il lato oscuro della Cina

Chinese probe lands for the first time on the dark side of the Moon: The probe Chang’e-4 has landed «successfully» …. and we have not yet understood the dark side of China.

 

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OPEC

L’Organizzazione dei paesi esportatori di petrolio (OPEC) è un gruppo costituito da 12 dei maggiori paesi esportatori di petrolio del mondo. L’OPEC fu fondata nel 1960 per coordinare le politiche petrolifere dei suoi membri e per fornire agli Stati membri aiuti tecnici ed economici. L’OPEC è un cartello che mira a gestire l’approvvigionamento di petrolio nel tentativo di fissare il prezzo del petrolio sul mercato mondiale, al fine di evitare fluttuazioni che potrebbero influenzare le economie dei paesi produttori e di acquisto.

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a group consisting of 12 of the world’s major oil-exporting nations. OPEC was founded in 1960 to coordinate the petroleum policies of its members, and to provide member states with technical and economic aid. OPEC is a cartel that aims to manage the supply of oil in an effort to set the price of oil on the world market, in order to avoid fluctuations that might affect the economies of both producing and purchasing countries.

 

OPEC, which describes itself as a permanent intergovernmental organization, was created in Baghdad in Sept. 1960 by its founding members: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. The headquarters of the organization are in Vienna, Austria, where the OPEC Secretariat, its executive organ, carries out OPEC’s day-to-day business.

L’OPEC, che si descrive come un’organizzazione intergovernativa permanente, è stata creata a Baghdad nel settembre 1960 dai suoi membri fondatori: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Arabia Saudita e Venezuela. La sede centrale dell’organizzazione è a Vienna, in Austria, dove il segretariato OPEC, il suo organo esecutivo, svolge le attività quotidiane dell’OPEC.

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The idiot

 

To explain the “idiot” Darwin gives an example:
Two friends are on a frozen lake where they want to make a hole to fish. One has the idea of supporting a stick of dynamite, turn on the fuse and run back as far as possible, but the other observes that if it slips and falls, it remains torn by the explosion.

Then the other suggests to throw at full strength away a stick with the lit fuse. Good idea, so do, forgetting that with them there is the dog that just sees that tube fly up, runs to take it and brings it back.

You can imagine the ending.

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Verso la fine

Oggi, molti ritengono lo Stato Sovrano, la difesa dei sui confini, delle sue aziende, delle sue infrastrutture e della sua bandiera un anacronismo.

 

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La moderna filosofia post-industriale, espressa dalla globalizzazione selvaggia, è il “nuovo pensiero democratico” che ci porterà ( felici e App-dipendenti ) alla Nazione Unica….al dominio delle multinazionali, alla fine della privacy, delle libertà e alla vita scandita da un algoritmo.

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Stato mercato

Se non sarà la fine del genere umano, sarà la fine dell’umanità!

 

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Il Gattopardo, il profondo senso della storia

 

Il pricipe salina Il Gattopardo, il profondo senso della storia Romano Pisciotti
l Principe Salina (Burt Lancaster)

Il Gattopardo non è un romanzo storicoma è un romanzo che ha un profondo senso della storia, riuscendo a collegare le vicende individuali nella vasta trama della storia dell’800. Il romanzo tratta della transizione fra due epoche storiche ed è attuale perché stiamo vivendo una trasformazione della storia italiana in forme impreviste.

La vicenda del principe Salina può essere letta in molti modi: per capire la transizione dal mondo borbonico all’Unità d’Italia nel 1860, il passaggio dalla Sicilia del fascismo a quella del dopoguerra, dopo il 1943, la transizione dall’Italia nazione, all’Italia continente europeo, dopo il 1992, avendo come sfondo i travagli della globalizzazione.

(Nicola Bottiglieri)

 

Un paradosso che dice tutto: un libro che entra nell’immaginazione comune per una cosa che non ha detto. A cui tutti, dalla vulgata giornalistica in poi, attribuiscono una morale che nel testo non c’è. La famosa frase: “bisogna che tutto cambi perché tutto rimanga com’è”, da cui nascono i vari “gattoperdesco”, “gattoperdismo”, “gattopardi”, è l’esatto contrario di quanto mostra (e dimostra) il romanzo di Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.

Il gattopardo non esprime nessuna continuità e nessuna sopravvivenza dei vecchi. Anzi dalla prima all’ultima pagina è il racconto di una decadenza e di una fine di un mondo. La frase famosa viene continuamente smentita: nel libro niente rimane com’è, tutto invece decade e finisce come il cane Bendicò, prima imbalsamato e poi buttato via: “in un mucchietto di polvere livida”

 

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DO YOU TRAVEL?

 

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“To travel is to live”

It is a quote that motivate me a lot. It motivates me to always look forward to my next travel. It gives me the pleasure and energy to work harder between my vacations.

When having a vacation I enjoy:

  • The sun and beach. Relaxing at the most beautiful beaches in the world. The sun and beach for me is the same as an Iphone charger.
  • New cultures. Meeting new cultures and people is a great way to travel. I love to find the small restaurants and bars where locals catch-up on their everyday life. I love to have small interesting discussions and talks with the locals.
  • History of monuments, churhes, buildings and attractions are for me another way to experience other countries.
  • Running through the city day and night is fantastic way to be active. One of my favourite cities to run through is New York when it is evening near Hudson River. You will discover a wonderful view over the river with the skyline in the background.
  • Friends and family. Discover countries, cultures, history and more gives me and nearest friends some life experiences.
  • Shopping design, unique and limited things which I am not able to buy at home is something I think very interesting.

 

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Let go

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”

Hermann Hesse

Many of us are challenged to let go of expectations within our our work lives. We might bemoan the collaborations that didn’t prove fertile or the client that got away. We are taught in no uncertain terms, to “stick with things” and to not “give up”. But, I’ve also seen this strategy backfire and cause a great deal of stress. As a coach, I’ve see this affect many types of contributors, from those new to the workforce — to seasoned CEOs and business owners. On some level, the unfulfilled expectations that we set for ourselves concerning goals and even people, can get in the way of a more fulfilling work life.

Inevitably, the elements that we value the most — can cause us the most trouble.
Big, audacious goals are often touted as a cornerstone of our work lives, on literally every social media channel you may encounter. (Some advice here, on how to set them wisely for your team.)

We are encouraged not only to set goals, but to live them with each and every breath we draw. I’m good with goals and we all need them. However, just like the battery that feeds our favorite tech device — goals have a “life span”. They reach a state, where they may no longer be viable or serve as a meaningful motivator. How this affects our state of mind is something we should pause and note.
People also cycle into our work lives and then leave us, in many cases for good reason. There are expectations attached, as well — and not all of these might be fulfilled. We (or they) might have changed somehow or the circumstances influenced that outcome. However, this can also cause us distress. In many cases our time with them may be drawing to a close and it is difficult to accept.
We may simply not be ready.

This all requires energy and “headspace”. Yet, our attention cannot be infinitely divided. Research has shown that our minds burns through 20% of our energy requirements — though it represents only 2% of body mass. Even at rest our brains remain quite active, and the quest for coveted energy is endless. Our minds are continually working. In a sense, wasting that precious energy, is squandering our own potential. Especially when it is in part, of our own making. Most of us have experienced an impasse where we must consider leaving something behind. We may feel that the rewards for a time investment will not be realized, or that we somehow we feel drained.
Sometimes we simply must move on — and let go.

How you would describe your own history in this regard? Do you find it easy to let go? Or are you challenged to do so? If you lean toward the stubborn and notably inflexible end of the continuum, the process can be arduous. Although tenacity can come in quite handy at times, problems emerge when we fail to revise an inflexible stance. However, all of this hanging on doesn’t always serve us well. It can bring a fog that clouds new opportunities and can fuel bitterness. Nevertheless, turning away and leaving these things behind can be challenging. (For some, this can even bring a certain sadness.)
Letting go of people and things that define yesterday, can be quite good thing. This process requires reflection and practice. On a very basic level, we must change our mindset about letting go.
Here are a few thoughts (IMHO) concerning what letting go is and isn’t:
•       Letting go isn’t a defeat.
•       It does not signal failure on your part.
•       It may mean you have committed your best effort — and the outcomes/rewards weren’t there.
•       It is closure.
•       It is about shifting your energies to fertile ground.
•       It is about becoming more agile.
•       It can foster resilience.
•       It can build a sense of adventure; restore a certain hope and confidence in the future.
•       It can mark the moment of a new beginning.

In many cases letting go, creates room for pursuits that are far more rewarding — and carve out a place for the goals and people that will help move us forward.

I would say that could soften the blow.

Dr. Marla Gottschalk

 

 

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